Charlie oversees all aspects of the program, including the educational program, administration, finances, operations, staff supervision, and support of families and children. Charlie supervises the director, business manager, human resources manager, and director of operations.
LIZ SMITH, Business Manager
Liz manages all financial and office operations for First Circle Learning Centers. She collaborates with the executive director and director of operations.
STEPHANIE MONTERROSO, Executive Director
Stephanie oversees staff management, health and safety, and family management and enrollment. Stephanie supervises all site directors and works in collaboration with executive admin team.
KIM LOCICERO, Director of Operations
Kim is responsible for curriculum, operational processes and systems, marketing and recruitment, and helps support families and children. Kim collaborates with the entire executive admin team and supervises the operations assistants.
JENN HICKEY, Human Resources Manager
Jenn serves as the “ear” of the organization, representing the voice of all employees. She is responsible for benefit management and HR compliance and consults with the admin team on all aspects of the employee experience.
AMY BRAZIL and CHRISSY BREWER, Operations Assistants
Chrissy and Amy support Kim in operations and site administration across all First Circle locations. They manage front-end recruitment tasks, the voucher process, marketing and data analysis tasks, as well as being on-site support when needed.
HEATHER FABIANO, Curriculum Coordinator
Heather provides mentoring and modeling in classrooms, helping with the implementation of curriculum, and providing support and resources to classrooms.
The director oversees and manages all aspects of their site’s program, including the educational program, administration, operations, staff supervision, and support of families and children. The director reports to the executive director.
The assistant director supports the director in the oversight and management of all aspects of the program, including the educational program, administration, operations, staff supervision, and support of families and children. The assistant director reports to the director.
The office manager supports site administration by managing administrative duties to keep the site running efficiently and smoothly. This position is split between classroom duties and office duties.
Teachers at First Circle are EEC certified. They share responsibility for classroom management and the educational program with a co-teacher and are permanently assigned in a classroom. Teachers supervise classroom assistants and model teaching skills, style, and professionalism. Teachers are supported, supervised, and reviewed by the director.
Team support are EEC certified as teachers. They may be temporarily assigned to a classroom or float daily between different classrooms. Team support members are responsible for implementing the curriculum developed by the classroom teacher. They are supported, supervised, and reviewed by the director.
Classroom assistants are not EEC certified. They may be permanently assigned to a classroom, or float between different classrooms. Assistants are responsible for supporting the implementation of the classroom teacher’s curriculum. Classroom assistants are always supervised and are directed by the classroom and/or floating teacher(s). Assistants are never left unattended with children, and do not administer First Aid or medication. Assistants are supported, supervised, and reviewed by the director.
EEC regulations require that in the temporary absence of the director, we inform all staff on duty who is responsible for administration of the center and appoint a designee who is on the premises while it is in operation. The designee must meet the qualifications of a teacher but does not need to be lead-teacher or director certified, and if the director is absent more than 3 days, will be scheduled in the office. The designee assists the administrative staff to ensure the daily schedule is correct and supports them in the office as needed. The designated teacher is required to advise and work with the administrative team in the event of an emergency or an issue that impacts the program.
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